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Table 3 Self-reported health services use and sources of data

From: Rationale and protocol for estimating the economic value of a multicomponent quality improvement strategy for diabetes care in South Asia

Service type Source of unit costs
Outpatient clinic visit OOP
HbA1c testing OOP
Cholesterol testing OOP
Foot examination at clinic OOP
Eye examination OOP
Microalbuminuria check OOP
ECG OOP
Dental exam OOP
Dietician visit OOP
Diabetes educator visit OOP
Other healthcare practitioner visits OOP
Time spent commuting to clinic Wage loss due to missed work days
Time spent for lab tests including waiting Wage loss due to missed work days
Time spent waiting for consultation Wage loss due to missed work days
Time spent in-person with doctor Wage loss due to missed work days
Time spent with dietician, nurse of clinic-staff receiving self-care education Wage loss due to missed work days
Other time for check-out including medications Wage loss due to missed work days
Hospitalization OOP
Emergency room visit OOP
Medications Pharmatrac/IMS/OOP
  1. Abbreviations: OOP Out of pocket medical expenses, HbA1c Glycated haemoglobin, ECG Electrocardiogram